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Double Negative — Grammar tough guys on film. Hahah. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

First liver cancer ‘chemo-bath’ in the UK — Hmm.

Finding the Courage to Reveal a Fetish — All depends on who you hang out with, now, doesn’t it?

Invisibility cloaking in ‘perfect’ demonstrationScientists have succeeded in “cloaking” an object perfectly for the first time, rendering a centimetre-scale cylinder invisible to microwaves.

Looks like ice, burns like a candle: Frozen methane hydrate may be new Alaska energy source

Online Courses Put Pressure on Third-World UniversitiesHow a teacher in El Salvador became an advocate of massive open online courses, and why hardly anyone listens to him yet.

Would You Buy A Gun? — Women and guns. Just what America needs. More guns. Those thirty deaths a day from gun violence are certainly worth it, aren’t they? (Via Marta Murvosh.)

“God Knew We Would Have Satellites”: A Map of Jesus In Arabia — Uh, yeah. Pareidola run rampant.

When God is Your LifeboatIf your way of thinking is that it is God’s plan to have this Earth go to hell because in that said aforementioned deity is your lifeboat then what does it matter if life on this planet goes to “hell in a hand basket.” Such thinking is delusional and Mr. Erickson in any other country would be dismissed as a lunatic not to mention as a seriously misguided practioncer of Christian theology. That line of thinking is starkly dangerous and should be universally condemned for what it is, insanity. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Global warming felt by space junk, satellitesManmade increases in carbon dioxide might be having effects that are larger than expected.

Poles apart: satellites reveal why Antarctic sea ice grows as Arctic meltsUS military satellite data exposes complexity of climate change and impact of changing wind patterns on polar regions. Sorry, denialists, the growth of Antarctic sea ice isn’t a “gotcha” for climate change. Science, unlike ideology, is capable of accepting and explaining apparent contradictions. Welcome to life in the reality-based community.

Pandas Threatened by Climate ChangeBetween 80 and 100 percent of livable habitat will disappear from a major panda enclave in China. Amazing, the lengths liberals will go to in order to perpetrate the climate change hoax. Including wiping out an entire major Chinese ecosphere. Thank god we have the Republican Party to keep us straight on this stuff.

Is America Ready for a White, Male Secretary of State? — John Boehner isn’t white, he’s orange, and we know he can cry. Maybe he should be tapped? (Via Marta Murvosh.)

How Oregon differed from nation on presidential vote — This article makes me proud of my adoptive home state.

Will politicians actually heed lessons of Sandy? — Not as long as ideology trumps reality in conservative America, no.

Mitch McConnell: ‘We Have a Voter Mandate Not to Raise Taxes’ — Give the GOP one vote, and they have a mandate. Must be nice, being able to choose the color of the sky in their world. Reminds me of Dick “Dick” Morris saying that a Romney 325 to 213 electoral win be a landslide, but an Obama 332 to 206 electoral was barely “eeked” [sic] out. Um, Dick… Numbers are magic when you’re a conservative.

?otD: Working today?


11/12/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (chemo recovery)
Hours slept: 10.5 hours (11.0 hours, 8.5 hours solid plus napping)
Weight: 222.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block confiscating guns and enforcing gay marriage: 0
Currently reading: Mirrordance by Lois McMaster Bujold

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